PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Exodus 34-36
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Everyone who was willing and whose heart moved them brought an offering.” (Exodus 35:21)
From the beginning, God created humans as partners.
In today’s reading we see how God gifts the people, and the people willingly respond.
Eventually Moses had to stop them because they were giving too much (Exodus 36:6-7).
When people’s hearts are moved, when people are willing, amazing things can happen.
The reason we do not see more evidence of God’s kingdom is not God or the kingdom.
The struggles and weaknesses in the Jesus movement lies in God’s covenant partners.
Our hearts are not always moved, nor are we always willing to use the Spirit’s gifts.
God is still compassionate, gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
He remains in covenant with us, even when we offer less than our whole heart and will.
But He does challenge us, and allow us to experience the result of half-heartedness.
Are you putting your heart into living WITH, LIKE and FOR God and Jesus?
Are you seeing amazing things happen as you invest yourself in serving the Lord?
The Lord is with us, His Spirit is at work, and His kingdom is coming.
Is my heart moved to respond, and am I willingly partnering with Him?
Lord, following You is about more than being saved. You have saved and enabled me to be a willing and gifted partner. Help me to offer my whole heart to You and Your kingdom purpose!